Glad you could join us for the next shocking episode of Elliot’s Adventures. If you’re new here, you can catch up by returning to the beginning, and reading really fast…
“Take a deep breath and hold on!” Barry shouted to his passengers.
They burst through the front line of the fire into a clearing on the edge of the river. Elliot shot a last look over his shoulder. Yvonne was gaining on them. We’re goners, he thought, closing his eyes against their imminent violent end.
The next jump rose higher than any of Barry’s previous leaps. Elliot was sure the owl had them in her talons, and death was moments away. This is it. Terror sealed his eyes, but he held tighter to Cassandra and whispered, “I love you!”
His love shouted, “Shut your mouth, Elliot!”
His eyes flew open in shock to behold an even greater shock. Directly above them, the *feathered fury’s fearsome claws stretched to pluck them out of the sky, yet Cassandra stared straight down.
They were falling. Falling away from Yvonne, toward a blanket of sparkling red berries — thousands of them bobbing up and down.
They were falling into the river.
Oh, no! Elliot thought, his eyes wide, Not again!
The breathless water engulfed him once more.
To be continued…
*With thanks to Samantha of samanthamurdochblog.